When I go to the library, I know what I'll see:
Every book is in its place, nice and orderly.
So if I want to find a book on cats or clowns or bears,
I look up the number and I know I'll find it there.
Orderly! Everything in place!
Orderly! See my happy face?
Orderly means organized.
What a treat for Mama's eyes!
I am going to really try
to be orderly and organized.
When I started school last year, I got a brand new desk.
I made myself a promise: I will not make a mess!
So every afternoon before the school bell rings at three,
I work a bit to tidy up and make it orderly. CHORUS
When I go to Henry's house, and I walk past the door,
I never have to watch my step on Henry's vacuumed floor.
He sorts his stuff in shoeboxes and stacks them when he's done.
We took out his Lego? Blocks, and had an hour of fun. CHORUS
When I go to Hilda's house, what I'll often see:
Stuff is strewn across the floor, not so orderly!
Hilda has a habit; she won't put things away.
Frustrating cuz we can't find the parts to Hilda's games. CHORUS
BRIDGE: If you take it out, then you put it away!
A place for everything, and everything in its place. (instrumental)
Wonderful the home and school, following this simple rule:
Keep it tidy, neat and clean!
Oh we love to be orderly!
Some folks find it easy, and some may find it tough.
Tots and teens and grownups, we all have our stuff.
Nobody is perfect, but thoughtful we can be.
That's why we'll work hard each day to be more orderly. CHORUS